Curbside yard waste pickup returns

Yard waste pickup schedule every two weeks until end of November.

  • Feb. 29, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Curbside yard waste collection service will resume March 1 across the Central Okanagan.

Starting Tuesday, March 1, all residents on municipal curbside garbage collection will benefit from yard waste pick up every two weeks until the end of November.

Simply place your yard waste directly into the cart with the green lid and wheel it out for pickup every other week (alternate weeks to your recycling pick up).

To determine your yard waste collection week, please refer to the Living Greener Calendar  at  regionaldistrict.com/recycle, or download the convenient  smartphone app at regionaldistrict.com/mywasteapp.

Waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart said, “Last year alone we collected almost 14,600 tonnes of yard waste at the curb and turned it into high quality compost instead of it being buried at the landfill.”

“Collecting yard waste separately means it can all be composted, saving valuable landfill space and reducing unnecessary traffic congestion at the landfill.

“Your collected yard waste is turned into compost known as GlenGrow, great for amending your garden soil, so it’s most important to keep the yard waste free of any plastic or garbage.”

You’re reminded to put your yard waste out for collection by 7 am on the morning of your regular garbage day.

Please make sure the lid is closed, and that you don’t put any garbage, plastic bags, rocks, sod, flower pots, landscape cloth, or kitchen scraps into the yard waste cart.

Accepted items include:

*  Leaves, needles

* Wood chips, bark

* Garden plants

* Fruit droppings

*  Grass clippings

*  Branches and prunings up to five centimetres (two inches) in diameter and less than one metre (three feet) in length

Up to two additional 360 litre yard waste carts can be purchased from your municipality. For additional yard waste carts and collection options, contact your municipality or follow the links at regionaldistrict.com/recycle.

To purchase GlenGrow compos, call 250-469-8868.

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